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Table 1.92
Adults age 18 and over with past year major depressive episode who received treatment for the depression in the past year,a United States, 2004 and 2005b
Population group 2005 2004
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   65.6 1.2 65.1 1.8
Age 18-44 58.7 1.4 59.5 1.9
45-64 75.5 2.2 73.5 3.6
65 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 55.6 2.2 55.2 3.1
Female 70.9 1.4 70.1 2.1
Race White only 67.2 1.3 66.0 1.9
Black only 56.4 4.4 60.5 5.4
Asian only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic 50.2 4.0 57.8 5.9
Non-Hispanic 67.7 1.3 66.0 1.8
Family income Less than $20,000 63.7 2.2 DNA DNA
$20,000-$49,999 64.3 2.1 DNA DNA
$50,000-$74,999 70.7 2.6 DNA DNA
$75,000 or more 66.5 2.8 DNA DNA
Education Less than high school 59.5 3.1 63.5 3.9
High school graduate 64.8 2.1 58.0 3.1
At least some college 68.0 1.6 69.7 2.4
Residence location MSA 64.3 1.4 64.9 2.0
Non-MSA 71.7 2.4 66.1 3.7

a Major depressive episode (MDE) is defined as a period of at least 2 weeks when a person experienced a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities and had a majority of the symptoms for depression as described in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Respondents with unknown data for past year MDE measures were excluded. Treatment for depression is defined as seeing or talking to a medical doctor or other professional or using prescription medication in the past year for depression.

b Estimates for 2004 are based on a subsample of respondents age 18 or older, while 2005 estimates are based on all respondents age 18 or older. Go to Section B.4.5 in Appendix B of the Results from the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; MSA: metropolitan statistical area.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.


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